McKinley High freshman one of the winners of the Louisiana Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition

McKinley High freshman one of the winners of the Louisiana Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition
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POSTED: Friday, March 16, 2012 - 7:00am

UPDATED: Friday, March 16, 2012 - 7:04am

Yuehui Ji, a freshman at McKinley High School, was one of the winners of the Gulf Coast Real Estate Louisiana Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition held earlier this month. As a winner, she will be the featured solo violinist playing the first movement of the Wieniawski Violin concerto performed by the 2011-2012 Louisiana Youth Orchestra (LYO) at its concert at 3 p.m. May 6 at the Baton Rouge Community College’s Magnolia Performing Arts Pavilion. The concert is free and open to the public. The Youth Orchestra is affiliated with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra.

Ji, who is a 14 years old, is in the Gifted and Talented Program. She started playing violin at the age of 7 when she was in Montreal. Since 2006, Ji has received many recognitions and awards for her violin playing in both the United States and Canada, including that of Concert Master of both the 2011 Louisiana All-State Orchestra and McKinley High School Orchestra, the Concert Master of Louisiana Youth Orchestra in 2010, the Gold Prize winner of the 9-year-old group competition of the Quebec Music Educators Association (QMEA) Music Festival 2007, the second place winner of the 9-year-old group competition of the Montreal Classical Music Festival and the Silver Prize Winner of the 8-year-old group competition of QMEA Music Festival 2006. She currently studies violin with Borislava Iltcheva and Aaron Farrell.

In addition to violin, Ji is a straight-A student with a current grade point average of 4.71. She speaks English, French and Chinese fluently. She was the first place winner of the District as well as the second place winner of the Louisiana All-State competitions at the French Literary Rally Competition in both 2010 and 2011. She is interested in studying Medicine and Law in the future.

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